Physical Activity and Physical Education

Youth Sports Trust

Youth Sport Trust have put together a range of documents on how to introduce PE safely back into the curriculum post COVID-19. They have also produced resources which include a list of suggested activities for primary, secondary and SEND pupils.

Some of the resources are available on their website, other resources can be downloaded below:

Youth Sports Trust have also put together PE activities that can be done individually or in pairs/small groups with a focus on the development of physical competence and actively learning the importance of personal skills to support social, emotional and mental wellbeing.

The resources which include Athletics, Dance, Games, Gymnastics, Health Related Exercises, Inclusion (Boccia), Locomotion and Outdoor & Adventure Activities can be found on their website.

Examples of some of the guides can be downloaded below:

Premier League Primary Stars

Resources produced by Premier League Primary Stars for home learning cover Maths, English, Physical Activity and Health and Wellbeing for Key Stage 1 (5-7-year-olds) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 year-olds), with fun activities to keep children active in school and at home.

The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile at Home

The #DailyMileAtHome initiative can be undertaken as part of the government’s guidance on allocated daily exercise, whilst keeping a safe distance from others. The Daily Mile is free, requires no equipment and offers benefits to physical and mental health. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday there will be fun challenges for children to complete during the week as they complete 15 minutes jogging or running, front door to front door in the fresh air.  The #DailyMileAtHome initiative can be adapted by schools while pupils socially distance.   

Further information can be found on found on their website.

The Daily Mile Destinations

The aim of The Daily Mile Destinations is to inspire children, support teachers and promote school-based activity whilst improving children’s health and well-being.  The aim is to achieve 100 days of The Daily Mile, classes try to complete 3-5 days of The Daily Mile a week with each day moving the class towards a new destination sticker. More information is available here.

The Daily Mile Back to School

The Daily Mile can help your school to rebuild children’s fitness and can benefit emotional and mental health – following pupils return to school. Tower Hamlets has the most schools registered for The Daily Mile in London. The benefits of the activity is that it is free and pupils do not need any special equipment or clothing. Children and their teachers can both enjoy being outside in the crisp autumn air, providing a break from the classroom, social benefits and a chance to let of some energy. More information is available here.

Rugby League World Cup 2021

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 have launched an Education Hub providing free resources to support schools with a range of cross-curricular lesson plans and resources to support the delivery of rugby league across primary and secondary schools; to educate and embrace the power of sport. You can register for free.